Category Archives: Other Tips

Helping You Stay Safe!

  Here at Higher One we are committed to safeguarding your personal and financial information, but did you know that you also play a key role in the fight against identity theft and fraud? Understand the Risks: Remember, anyone who uses the internet is a potential target for fraudsters. Here are some of the more… Continue Reading

Why Your Cable Bill Could Soon Ding Your Credit Score By Jacqui Kenyon

Via LearnVest. We’ve told you the basics of building and maintaining a high credit score—paying bills on time (every time), keeping credit utilization below 30%, making sure accounts never end up in collections, etc. Having a high credit score is crucial for your financial health, since it determines how much you’ll pay in interest for a mortgage or other loan.

Top Ten Freshman Money Myths

Starting college is one of the most important and exciting times of your life. Now that you’re all “checked-in,” enjoy your college experience without worrying about where your next meal will come from by chasing away these common freshman money myths:

Money Rules for Back to School!

As the beginning of the fall semester quickly approaches, you may be focused on packing up, checking your class schedule, ordering books and paying your tuition bill. But it’s also a good idea to review your cash flow and make sure you have enough funds to get you through this semester. Here are a few… Continue Reading

5 Money Mistakes We Made Moving in Together

Via LearnVest By Leah Manderson Fresh out of college, my boyfriend of one year and I knew that we wanted to get married. We were in no position, however, to afford a wedding. Neither one of us wanted to live with our parents during our pre-engagement, nor did we want the expense of living alone…. Continue Reading

More Money Tips for the Next Phase of Your Life

If you’re a recent college graduate, navigating the jungle of personal and financial independence can be a little daunting. With all the excitement surrounding getting your degree and securing your first post-grad job, you may not have had time to think about some other very important life considerations. Here are a few tips to help… Continue Reading

Love & Money: 5 Tips for Couples Tackling “The Talk”

Via LearnVest By Gabrielle Karol “We need to talk.” Generally speaking, no good conversation starts with this statement … except when it comes to finances. For anyone in a relationship, money isn’t just something that you should talk about; it’s a topic that you need to cover together. In fact, of the many arguments that… Continue Reading

4 Ways to Negotiate Like a Pro – By Scott Gamm

With the New Year upon us, we tend to start tackling our resolutions in many areas, whether financial, academic or health related. When it comes to managing money while in college, you’ll have a leg up if you consider these five money moves to make in the New Year. From credit cards to savings to… Continue Reading

Challenge Week 4: Share Your Secrets!

Some of the best money tips often come from regular Joe’s just like you. As busy college students, you no doubt have discovered a few great ways to reduce your spending and save for those “must have” items along the way. So why not share them with other students?

Five Easy Ways to Prevent Identity Theft and Cyber Crime

Here are some great tips from a recent article by Eric Bell, founder and editor-in-chief of YoBucko! Identity theft and cyber crime are major concerns these days. Modern advances in technology and cyber security are doing a lot to limit the risks you’ll be a victim of identity theft or a hacker, but there are… Continue Reading